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USS Lagrange News May 2019

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on June 5, 2019 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes May 28th, 2019 Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

 

In Treasury: Balance this month is $220.09 . Same as in previous months.

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall…next one in Canton, June 8 & 9. Many more throughout year too. https://www.oddmall.info/

• River City Con and Crafty Mart, downtown Cuyahoga Falls in June(see below)

• Akron Canton Comic Con, Harper Productions, June 23. Please note that Mr. Harper has lots of other cons in Northeast Ohio as well.

• Steel City Con August 9-11 https://www.steelcitycon.com/

• Pulpfest—August 15-18 http://www.pulpfest.com/

• Wizard World—October 18-20, https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

 

Welcomed new person. Friend of Larry the Klingon’s daughter, and she even participated in the Memorial Day Parade with us ! Really good to have another new face. She is a dental assistant, but also has a creative side as a photographer.

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Business:

Debriefing of Movies:

 Tolkien, a bio-pic of the famous literary author, creator of Lord of the Rings. Starred Nicholas Hoult (Jack the Giant Killer), Lily Collins (daughter of Phil), and the great Sir Derek Jacobi. Tolkien’s great grand-son was in the movie at the beginning as a WWI soldier in the trenches. This is primarily the younger years of the author and how the war affected his writings, as well as the imagination of his mother. He had a great love of language and the scenes of him and Sir Derek walking through nature discussing the history of the English language are beautiful.

 Deep Space 9 in the movie theatres. The actors gathered to show how an episode was created.  Our members found it very interesting.

 

Debriefing of the Memorial Day Parade :

Shared pictures of the very nice day. The weather cooperated for once. No one was too hot or too cold. However, no trophy for us this year, in fact they had fewer awards and fewer categories…without warning. But….we did a good job of interacting with the crowds (who loved us) and we debuted our new car magnets with our name and Starfleet’s website. The emcee at the reviewing stand really likes us

Larry’s grand-daughter, Ella, did her princess wave to perfection..   Her brother Charley was also doing a good job waving his giant Vulcan hand-salute oven mitt. 

Despite the fumes from the truck (or was it the loud and obnoxious Camaros in front of us ?) we made ourselves heard and seen. We attended the seemingly endless ceremony at the cemetery afterwards. Karlene presented our wreath. The theme was the Korean War and they had an elderly veteran of that war telling stories of his experiences.


Some Cuyahoga Falls free events by the people who brought you River City Pop Festival and Oddmall. River City Pop Culture Fest on June 15th and CraftyMart on June 21. Both on Front Street in the Falls.

http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-entertainment-news.asp?aID=40213


Akron Canton Comic Con June 23. A little earlier this year. We do have a table This will be our first Akron Food Bank fundraiser of the year. A couple of free passes for those working the table, but it is a pretty affordable con anyway. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9

 

 

  DeBord Halloween Party. Have found out that this will be October 5th and will be in Stow ! Location is a field at the intersection of Fishcreek and Graham Rd. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/


GhoulardiFest October 11-13, Berea Fairgrounds. They have announced special guest, Alison Arngrim, best known as Nelly Olsen in Little House on the Prairie. She has a new book and will be signing. Crowd favorite, Victoria Price, will return as well ! Daughter of the great Vincent Price, she always comes with fantastic stories.

http://www.theghoulardifest.com/


 

Lagrange Anniversary Party. October 19th. It was requested to have it in Cuyahoga Falls. Looking for thoughts and ideas for the location. On Tap, O’Charley’s, Applebees, Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and Buffalo Wild Wings were all suggestions. Did find out that O’Charley’s would be very easy and t hey have lots of room now.


 

Akron Comic Con, November 2& 3. Emidio’s Expo Center, B ath Rd. Cuyahoga Falls. The organizer found a buyer, as he had to bow out of this event due to family health issues. So this is still on after all and we will have a Food Bank table. https://www.facebook.com/akroncomicon/

Starfleet –Another election, God help us. There is a new Facebook page for discussions.

The Rest of the Meeting:

--Found out that Mike Witherby and his wife, Debbie, may be moving in to assisted living.

--Mike B. did well in the Warren Ohio Relay for Life.

--Karlene is moving to Green.

--Jason brought up Elon Musk.

--Group discussed Charmed , Star Trek: Picard, and other TV shows and movies.

--By the way, the Oddmall was good and well-attended. Recommended free con.

Next Meeting will be June 25th at Rocco’s

 

 

 

April News

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 1, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes April 30th, 2019 Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Mike Balough, Kevin Sain, Judy Mosser. Special attendees: Dave Reese and Clifford Miller.

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $220.09 . Same as last month.

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

• Oddmall— May 4-5 www.oddmall.info

• 3 Rivers Comic Con May 11-12 http://3riverscomicon.com/

• River City Con and Crafty Mart, downtown Cuyahoga Falls in June(see below)

• Akron Canton Comic Con, Harper Productions, June 23. Please note that Mr. Harper has lots of other cons in Northeast Ohio as well.

• Steel City Con August 9-11 https://www.steelcitycon.com/

• Pulpfest—August 15-18 http://www.pulpfest.com/

• Wizard World—October 18-20, https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

 

Welcomed two new people: Dave Reese, who we met at Steel City Con near the Starfleet tables and Clifford Miller, a friend of Jason from his church. Cliff is a real gamer with Xbox and online. It was great to have them with us at Rocco’s.

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Business:

Debriefing of Steel City Con:

--Ted brought some of the autographs he got for the Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival, including one of Mr. Shatner’s. Of course, he got some for himself as well. For the lovely Laura Vandervoort, he apparently picked out her sexiest pic from the table. Her Q&A was wonderful as she spoke of being Supergirl in Smallville and also being on the new Supergirl series. despite all of the salivating males.

--3 other Star Trek actors were present. Walter Koenig (with whom Karlene got a picture), Robert Duncan MacNeil, and Bobby Clark. Mr. MacNeil from Voyager, compared notes with Mr. Koenig about their respective control panels. He also talked about his directing and producing series such as The Gifted and The Orville. He had stories about how he and Frakes were completely clumsy and irresponsible with $6000 props and were not allowed to rehearse with them.

It turns out that Mr. Clark (The Gorn) was also in other episodes, (Karlene asked him )Return of the Archons (in which he smashed a window and shouted “Festival, Festival !”), The Apple as a villager, Mirror Mirror (where both he and Walter really enjoyed attacking Kirk). He had lots of classic Hollywood stories too. He played both a fleeing Hebrew and a chariot driver in The Ten Commandments.

--Walter looked pretty good, dancing a little jig on stage. He spoke fondly of Babylon 5 and expressed gratitude towards Star Trek, though he exited the stage saying, “I am grateful for being on that f****king Star Trek !” Later, when he was on stage with Robert and Bobby, he seemed to doze off and almost fell out of his chair, but then he would wake up now and then and throw out a real zinger towards Shatner. We can only look forward to the next Steel City Con and Part 2 of the “I hate Shatner” tour when George Takei is a guest. However, Walter was charming and occasionally lapsed into saying Chekov lines with his Russian accent. He also spoke about his Communist Russian father and how he was sad that he never got to see his son in that role.

--Mr. Shatner was entertaining as ever. Dave was very glad to meet him and tell him that he had watched Star Trek since the beginning. He said , “I can die happy”, to which Shatner said “Don’t die yet !”. Shatner was charming with 2 little boys dressed as Kirk and Spock. He also got a lot of questions about his travel series, Better Late Than Never. This led to Ted’s 5 minutes of fame. As Shatner was talking about Terry Bradshaw, big tough football player and how he was afraid of a stinky can of cod in Sweden, he mentioned a Pittsburgh/Cleveland game that caused Terry to be paralyzed for a few days. Ted piped up about how he had seen it and before he knew it, Captain Kirk asked him to come up to the stage in front of hundreds of people ! This can be seen on Ted’s Facebook page. Be sure to check it out. Someone captured the whole thing on video. https://www.facebook.com/ted.bronko

--We got Billy Zane’s autograph for the tree festival also. He told Titanic stories and how he almost got to go down with James Cameron in the submersible to see the wreck. He didn’t get to go and later he was relieved as he remembered that he is claustrophobic ! He also spoke of his role of The Phantom and it being his favorite part.

--Corey Feldman had lots of fans and was very sweet with them. He looked very cool in his black leather jacket and his sunglasses, which he never took off for the whole con. He talked about Lost Boys a lot.

--Four members of the cast of The Office were received with great enthusiasm. They did a poll and half of the people at the con were there for Shatner and the other half for The Office. We were reminded that the series took place in Pennsylvania and they filmed a few scenes nearby. They were funny and somewhat naughty.

--Rob Schneider did a forty-five minute stand-up for us. Great treat. His Adam Sandler films were discussed, especially 50 First Dates. He spoke about his talented daughter, the singer Elle King too. They lived in Cincinnati for a few years, so he has an Ohio connection.

An eventful trip. Good dealers room and we may have found some theatre seats for the tree festival. We also were glad to hang out with three Starfleet chapters and purchased some of their stash that they had to help raise money for charity.

We explored some nearby shops and somehow Karlene managed to trash her hotel room. After trying to adjust the heating/air conditioning unit, it fell off of the wall. That wild Karlene !

(see pictures of con which were shared at the meeting)

Debriefing of The Avengers. Karlene and Kevin went to one showing, and Nancy, Ted and Judy went to another. We got through all 3+ hours and enjoyed the film. Lots of girl power in it and more humor than we had expected. During a much-needed potty break, Ted missed the Stan Lee cameo though (hint: look for him at the start of the 1970s segment). After the movie, we took advantage of the sales of swag and took home some more things for the tree festival.

Oddmall May 4-5. See link above. Free at Akron’s convention center, and it is guaranteed we will run into familiar faces. Costume contest, live music, arts and crafts. Akron Convention Center during the busy Kentucky Derby, May-the-Fourth-Be-You, Cinco de Mayo weekend. There are other Oddmalls around the state throughout the year too.

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls. We are set for the parade. The day is May 27th. We will be decorating the shuttle with a cut-down version of our old vinyl banner and our new car magnets for the side of the tow vehicle were shown at the meeting. The Korean War is the theme.

We start near Portage Crossing on Portage Trail. Line-up is around 7:30 and 8:30. Step-off is at 9. Ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery afterwards and that is where the parade ends. We will be letting everyone know our number after the meeting, the weekend before.

Extra uniform shirts will be available if needed. Bring and wear your own if you have ‘em.

Nancy’s niece, Emily, is having a baby and is threatening to have her baby that weekend. What a sure-fire way to win a trophy ! Baby born on shuttlecraft !

Some Cuyahoga Falls free events by the people who brought you River City Pop Festival and Oddmall. River City Pop Culture Fest on June 15th and CraftyMart on June 21. Both on Front Street in the Falls.

http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-entertainment-news.asp?aID=40213

Akron Canton Comic Con June 23. A little earlier this year. We do have a table This will be our first Akron Food Bank fundraiser of the year. A couple of free passes for those working the table, but it is a pretty affordable con anyway. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9

 

Bowl-a-thon? Waiting to hear from Sean.

 

 

DeBord Halloween Party. Have found out that this will be October 5th and will be in Stow ! Location is a field at the intersection of Fishcreek and Graham Rd.

GhoulardiFest October 11-13, Berea Fairgrounds. They have announced special guest, Alison Arngrim, best known as Nelly Olsen in Little House on the Prairie. She has a new book and will be signing.

http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

 

 

 

Akron Comic Con…probably will not be one this year. The organizer was trying to find a buyer, as he had to bow out of this event due to family health issues.

Starfleet –Found out that our friends at USS Renegade out of Youngstown is nominated for Ship of the Year. Congrats.

The Rest of the Meeting:

--Found out that Mike Witherby is doing better and says “Hi !” to everybody

--Mike B. has fought off cancer and is now participating in Warren’s Relay for Life on May 10th. Here is a link to this important event and how you can support Mike and the walk: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19NCR?pg=entry&fr_id=91076

--Nancy talked about helping throw a baby shower for her niece.

--Group discussed Game of Thrones and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

--Shared the new Hallmark Catalogue with all of the new Star Trek and other sci-fi ornaments.

Next Meeting will be May 28th at Rocco’s

 

 

News March 2019

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on April 3, 2019 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes March 26th, 2019 Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

 

 

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

 

   

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— May 4-5 www.oddmall.info

Wizard World—October 18-20, https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

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Debriefing of Wizard World in Cleveland . We hit a new record and raised $1029 for the Cleveland Food Bank ! We have already sent off the money and have received an acknowledgment letter, which was shared. The people who put us over a thousand are: Charlene and Johanna Appleman. Big Thank You !

One of the major components of our success was “Potty Power”. When you are right next to the restrooms….everyone comes by your table, including actors. We also had a great start by finally gifting a donor of a $100 with the autographed Wizard World poster. Then, of course, was the club’s hard work of reaching out to our fellow attendees and our new banner….which was signed by actors, John Glover and Ian Nicholas Thomas. Looks really good.

We also met with other Starfleet chapters, including USS Venture from Pennsylvania and a NASA scientist who is the “captain” of a Starfleet correspondence chapter. Some Star Wars clubs were also there, as well as the Federation of Trekkers.

Saw many great costumes. Pictured are a Professor McGonigall who visited our table and it turns out that she is part of Weathervane Theatre. We all had our favorites, an intrinsically-embroidered dress from Outlander, big and little Groots, various Disney Belles, Chewbacca, Poison Ivy, and Rio Wonder Woman. Award winning “Villain” in red dress and fur-covered “May” as Best “Hero”, other Wonder Women, and a trio of AquaMan characters won Best of Show among many others.

. We all looked fine in our uniforms and some of us even wore them into the movie theatre at Tower City to see Captain Marvel.  we all enjoyed the movie and thought that the acting was great….especially by the cat.

Showed off new banner and various display boards, some with autographs donated for the Akron Childrens’ Hopsital Tree Festival.

(see pictures)

 

Debriefing of Dr. Who coming back to the theatres. The last Tom Baker episode was shown on March 13th. Included interviews with him and his two companions. Judy, Nancy and Ted went to see this –and we were all decked out in appropriate attire, complete with scarf. Enjoyable and the best part was that we saw Jeremy Starcher and his family. Jeremy has worked with us before at other events. He is the one who plays the bagpipes. In fact, we also ran into them at Wizard World. Jeremy’s father, Ken, is an amateur radio operator, as is some of our members.

 

Would we ever want to distribute water at marathons from our shuttlecraft as the Federation of Trekkers do with their vehicle? Just a thought and was discussed briefly at the meeting. Need input and opinions.

 

Steel City Con April 12-14. More good guests attending, including newly-added, Robert Duncan McNeill. Some members have already bought tickets and have made hotel reservations. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

Future dates of this con are: August 9-11 and December 6-8.

They are under new management and we talked about whether or not we wanted to do a table in the summer or next Spring. We discussed how we would work with other Starfleet chapters at this event.

 

 

Oddmall May 4-5. See link above. Free at Akron’s convention center, and it is guaranteed to run into familiar faces. Costume contest, live music, arts and crafts.

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls. Have already sent in the forms for this parade. The day is May 27th. We will be decorating the shuttle with a cut-down version of our old vinyl banner and we have ordered some car magnets for the side of the tow vehicle.

 

Some Cuyahoga Falls free events by the people who brought you River City Pop Festival and Oddmall. River City Pop Culture Fest on June 15th and CraftyMart on June 21. Both on Front Street in the Falls.

http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-entertainment-news.asp?aID=40213

 

Akron Canton Comic Con June 23. A little earlier this year. We do have a table . http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9

 

Date Change ! Lagrange Annual Picnic at Portage Lakes will NOT be Saturday August 17th, it will be April 3rd. Watch for new info on this soon.

 

GhoulardiFest October 11-13, Berea Fairgrounds. They have announced special guest, Alison Arngrin, best known as Nelly Olsen in Little House on the Prairie. She has a new book and will be signing.

http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

 

Starfleet (will forward these emails for more details)

--Instructions sent out for recruiting flyers

--Ways to print out membership cards

--New Starfleet Communique newsletter is available online

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Rocco came in to talk about the Galileo shuttle.

--Jason talked bout astronauts in a July Space X flight.

--Discussed Kevin’s new hairstyle. He chopped all hair off !

 

Later after meeting……

 

notes of interest: Ted and Nancy visited the mayor of Cuyahoga Falls and came up with:

--Looking into a way to honor Lagrange

--The old Falls Theatre does have some seats left…and we’re hoping to get hold of some for the tree festival

 

Next Meeting will be April 30th at Rocco’s

 

 

 

 

February News 2019

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on February 28, 2019 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes February 26th, 2019 Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

 

 

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— www.oddmall.info

Wizard World March 8-10 https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

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Wizard World in Cleveland (see link above). We now have a table and a contact person established. Have also been in touch with the Cleveland Food Bank, who would like us to send pictures throughout the convention. We will hopefully be raising lots of money for them. The convention will be having Jason Momoa, plus Superman-related actors from Smallville. Reminder: Superman was created in Cleveland.

 

Hotels nearby: The Westin, Drury, Hyatt, and the Hilton which is attached to the convention center. A couple of us are staying at the Drury.

Note: We may go to Tower City on Saturday night to watch Captain Marvel together. Would probably be a later showing.

 

Dr. Who coming back to the theatres. The last Tom Baker episode will be shown on March 13th. Will include interviews with him and his two companions. Always a fun evening. https://www.fathomevents.com/events/doctor-who-2

 

Steel City Con April 12-14. More good guests attending. Some members have already bought tickets and have made hotel reservations. https://www.steelcitycon.com/ Future dates of this con are: August 9-11 and December 6-8.

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls. Have already received the forms for this parade. The day is May 27th.

 

Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Mentioned that some good concerts were coming, including a Star Wars movie on Labor Day Weekend. Other nights will have a Harry Potter flick and some famous groups from the 60s. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/Tickets/2019-Blossom-Schedule/

 

 

 

DeBord Halloween Party. . It may be the same weekend as GhoulardiFest ….again.

 

GhoulardiFest October 11-13, Berea Fairgrounds.

 

 

 

 

Starfleet (


--New position open scholarships at Starfleet Academy

--The Admiralty Board made some decisions concerning how to break away from a region (Region 1 is pretty big) and form a new one. Also the Republic of Ireland is Region 9 now.

-- How to replace a ship’s captain (t’aint easy).

--Some things about regional staff positions

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Talked about the Academy Awards

--One of our members will probably be officiating at the wedding of another member's niece next January. There may be some Star Wars-themed touches to the evening.  

-- Mentioned that a former Lagrange member, now  of the USS Ohio, had been at the same Valentine's Day location as other members. Good celebrations and good to see her again.

 

Next Meeting will be on March 26th at Rocco’s

 

 

USS Lagrange News January 2019

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on February 4, 2019 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes January 29th, 2019

Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

 

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— www.oddmall.info

Wizard World March 8-10 https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

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Debriefing and More about the Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival: They raised $315,000. The hospital is also having a radio-thon the weekend after Valentine’s Day. https://www.akronchildrens.org/events/Radiothon.html

Debriefing: Lagrange Holiday Party This was at Judy’s home and we enjoyed good food and a fun gift exchange. Karlene got the Talosian this year and the new “Talosian Movie” prepared by Gary Kruger and Larry Brainerd. We watched the DVD, Free Enterprise which featured William Shatner doing a rap version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Many many funny fannish references throughout the film.

Shared card with pictures from former captain, Steve Stein and his wife, Dona. Both original members of Lagrange.

 

Wizard World in Cleveland (see link above). We now have a table and a contact person established. Have also been in touch with the Cleveland Food Bank, who would like us to send pictures throughout the convention. We will hopefully be raising lots of money for them. Appropriately, the convention will be having Superman-related actors from Smallville. Reminder: Superman was created in Cleveland.

We started to organize who will be helping to man our table.   Don’t forget that email deal makers (Groupon and Living Social) will have discounted Friday-night tickets.

Hotels nearby: The Westin, Drury, Hyatt, and the Hilton which is attached to the convention center.

 

Steel City Con April 12-14. More good guests attending. Some members have already bought tickets and have made hotel reservations. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls. Have already received the forms for this parade. The day is May 27th.

 

DeBord Halloween Party. Claude Debord has been discussing his amazing community event on Facebook. It may be the same weekend as GhoulardiFest ….again. . Anyway, the second weekend of October.

 

Starfleet

--Starfleet’s Communique newsletter has been uploaded to the website.

 

The Rest of the Meeting: (one of the coldest and iciest nights of winter so far)

-- Jason talked space and science, in particular Elon Musk and Mars missions

-- Talked science fiction TV and movies, including the new season of Star Trek Discovery.

--Ted and Judy discussed SuperBowl gambling….which was being done at their respective workplaces.

--Shatner is everywhere. His tour of his Q&A and Wrath of Khan nights is coming to Columbus and to Toledo. In fact his promoter contacted Starfleet members about that for possible discounts. Look for an email about that later. Mr. Shatner will also be at Steel City Con and will be offering a special package ticket.

--Reminded everyone about Valentine’s Day. The single men were told that the women in their lives (co-workers, friends, family members, etc. would most likely appreciate a card) and for single women, there is such a thing as Galentine’s Day, where they can party just like everyone else !

The men in relationships seem to be planning all right (or at least their significant others are). Since Jason was not paying a lot of attention to this because he was glued to his phone as usual, he was told that he will be doing babysitting duty for Jon’s little girl. Jason said “Nooooooo !” Well, it seemed like a good idea .

 

Next Meeting will be on February 26th at Rocco’s

 

November News 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on December 12, 2018 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes November 27th, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Kevin Sain

Submitted by Nancy Milford . In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09 Money that we raised at the Akron Comic Con, was just sent to the Akron Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— www.oddmall.info

Wizard World March 8-10 https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

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Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Our tree sold for $1000 in the first 45 minutes of the preview gala. Much attention was paid to it and to Ted in his special costume. He wore a combination of Iron Man, Aquaman, Kylo Ren, and Starlord. This was all capped off (literally) with a lovely knit hat of Thor’s helmet and blonde braids. The purchasers of the tree were from Dave Martin Superstore, The Huffs. Decorating was a fun experience this year, though very very cold. Pictures were shared. (See attachments)

 

Debriefing: Akron Comic Con at the Goodyear Gym. With help from the Akron Canton Food Bank, we raised money for their cause. Their large stand-up poster was framed by our stand-ups of Kirk and Spock, becoming a popular place to take pictures. We raised $267

Had a nice talk with Tony Isabella, Honorable Lagrange member (along with friend, Bob Ingersoll) and creator of Black Lightning. He and Bob also have written a Star Trek novel and comic book. He is from Cleveland and tries to incorporate the city into his stories as much as he can. In fact, as a very young man he started a Comic Book Club at a community center—the same one where Tamir Rice was shot. Irony because his experience there inspired him to create his most famous character. Some discussion at the meeting followed this part of the report.

It is also Superman’s 80th Birthday this year. The Siegel and Shuster Society had a very well-attended panel on Saturday. The planned Superman statue is becoming more of a reality. Keep a look-out for news of this soon.

Shared pictures at meeting. (see attachments)

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene attended. Met Henry Simmons, Jerome Flynn, Jakeel White, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, Tatum O’Neal, Kristy MacNicol, Mickey Dolenz, some of the ladies from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Also communed with other Starfleet ships.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen. Bring food to share. Already decided upon were green beans, sloppy joes, chips.

Also bring (if you want to participate in the fun) a wrapped gift with no tag. Do not pay any more than $10 on this secret gift. If you have a “like new” item in the house to use instead…that’s fine.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s Newsletter is out

--Shatner is bringing the same show that he did at the Akron Civic Theatre, to Columbus. If you want to go to that, there is another one of those special offers for Starfleet members. (Note: Shatner has a new CD out called Shatner Claus )

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really interested in the newest Space X news.

-- Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who. Found out that Gregory Peck’s grand-son is portraying the young Spock on Star Trek: Discovery.

--Shared pictures from previous meeting.

 

----This was Lagrange’s Annual Watching of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Singing ensued while eating pumpkin pie.

Next Meeting will be the Holiday Party on January 5th and then back to Rocco’s and will be on January 29th.

Do not Go to Rocco’s in December !

 

November 2018 News

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on December 12, 2018 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes November 27th, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza, Cuyahoga Falls OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Kevin Sain

Submitted by Nancy Milford . In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09 Money that we raised at the Akron Comic Con, was just sent to the Akron Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— www.oddmall.info

Wizard World March 8-10 https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

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Business:

 

Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Our tree sold for $1000 in the first 45 minutes of the preview gala. Much attention was paid to it and to Ted in his special costume. He wore a combination of Iron Man, Aquaman, Kylo Ren, and Starlord. This was all capped off (literally) with a lovely knit hat of Thor’s helmet and blonde braids. The purchasers of the tree were from Dave Martin Superstore, The Huffs. Decorating was a fun experience this year, though very very cold. Pictures were shared. (See attachments)

 

Debriefing: Akron Comic Con at the Goodyear Gym. With help from the Akron Canton Food Bank, we raised money for their cause. Their large stand-up poster was framed by our stand-ups of Kirk and Spock, becoming a popular place to take pictures. We raised $267

Had a nice talk with Tony Isabella, Honorable Lagrange member (along with friend, Bob Ingersoll) and creator of Black Lightning. He and Bob also have written a Star Trek novel and comic book. He is from Cleveland and tries to incorporate the city into his stories as much as he can. In fact, as a very young man he started a Comic Book Club at a community center—the same one where Tamir Rice was shot. Irony because his experience there inspired him to create his most famous character. Some discussion at the meeting followed this part of the report.

It is also Superman’s 80th Birthday this year. The Siegel and Shuster Society had a very well-attended panel on Saturday. The planned Superman statue is becoming more of a reality. Keep a look-out for news of this soon.

Shared pictures at meeting. (see attachments)

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene attended. Met Henry Simmons, Jerome Flynn, Jakeel White, Brent Spiner, Denise Crosby, Tatum O’Neal, Kristy MacNicol, Mickey Dolenz, some of the ladies from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Also communed with other Starfleet ships.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen. Bring food to share. Already decided upon were green beans, sloppy joes, chips.

Also bring (if you want to participate in the fun) a wrapped gift with no tag. Do not pay any more than $10 on this secret gift. If you have a “like new” item in the house to use instead…that’s fine.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s Newsletter is out

--Shatner is bringing the same show that he did at the Akron Civic Theatre, to Columbus. If you want to go to that, there is another one of those special offers for Starfleet members. (Note: Shatner has a new CD out called Shatner Claus )

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really interested in the newest Space X news.

-- Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who. Found out that Gregory Peck’s grand-son is portraying the young Spock on Star Trek: Discovery.

--Shared pictures from previous meeting.

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----This was Lagrange’s Annual Watching of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Singing ensued while eating pumpkin pie.

Next Meeting will be the Holiday Party on January 5th and then back to Rocco’s and will be on January 29th.

Do not Go to Rocco’s in December !

 

October 2018 News for USS Lagrange

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes October 20th, 2018,

Harbor/On Tap Restaurant, Portage Lakes, Akron OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Jon Dodson, Julie Washington, Bob Swiger, Mike Balough, Patrick Mills

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09. Money that we raised at the GhoulardiFest, was just sent to the Cleveland Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: GhoulardiFest—Nancy, Ted, Mike, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie, Kevin all contributed to make this a success for the club’s food bank money raising. $259 was raised ! We must give thanks, also, to the person who donated a large DeForrest Kelly autographed plaque. Another wonderful person took that home for a $100 donation to the Food Bank. As Jon said, “he got the Real McCoy”. Ugh….

Friends of Lagrange also participated in the famous Pizza Eating Contest. Mike Mace came in Second and author, Mike Olszewsky came in Third. Big Chuck and Lil John somehow managed to squeeze in another such contest and costume rev iew at the very cold DeBord Halloween Party.

Karlene sang in the Karaoke contest as well.

Lots of good music, including some played for Nancy and Ted’s anniversary.

While there we saw Claud DeBord, still recuperating from his Halloween Community Party at Derby Downs. He seemed pleased at how it turned out, though they had only a few port-a-potties and barely enough electricity. Lots of room though. Per Jason’s idea, we wondered with him whether Cuyahoga Falls could host this some year in the newly opened-up downtown area. We also brought this up later with one of the city’s councilmen. We’ll see what happens next year.

The big highlight was meeting the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria. She joined us in a love-fest for her father and told quite a few good stories about him as an actor and also as her father. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Supernatural Convention Nancy and Ted attended this convention, which was a welcome-back to Creation Con to Ohio. That organization has been around for 47 years, and they started off with Star Trek conventions.

This one was devoted to the long-running spooky TV program, Supernatural. Many of the stars were present including Mark Pellegrino and Ruth Connell. Ted was quite taken with Ruth and her Scottish accent.

Rather small con, but was packed with non-stop activities. Everything from sing-along Karaoke night to panels to costume contests. Also the actors ran their own parties and workshops.

Tight-knit group of actors, who while often using salty language, clearly loved each other and the fans.

They said that this was a one-off for Cleveland for this particular con, because there were so many other cities wanting Supernatural to come their way. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival Decorators’ Breakfast. Nancy, Ted, and Karlene Lewallen got up early for this. Nice food and we were welcomed in as veterans of this annual event. They assured us that we have our usual spot in the room, while also having their look of vague anxiety about what we might be bringing in next for decorations.

Went over with them the name of our tree and how we wanted it to be presented. We gave them the card of a local author (see below).

We received a coupon for Joanne Fabrics to help with our costs.

Were given posters to distribute to publicize this important community festival.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday. Mike Savene was also at the GhoulardiFest. He may have gained another vendor with Vicki Stracensky being interested in coming with the book that she and Dick Goddard wrote for children about weather.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door. May not have a theatre chair this year, as Tim Gillespie (former Captain and talented upholsterer does not have a good place to do this work), but we do have many amazing autographed items to go with the tree.

Opening Night Gala November 16th Ted will be wearing a combination of Thanos and Aquaman for his costume on the festival opening night. . Judy and Shari will be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening. Can volunteer or just attend. Dessert Only tickets are relatively affordable.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

Patrick says that he has supported the hospital over the years with tin can recycling donations.

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie will be attending for at least one day.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House (as soon as we announced this, there was a completely un-prompted chorus of “Judy Judy Judy” with the requisite fake Cary Grant accent. ) Sigh….poor Judy.  There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen.

Patrick Mills reminded us that he was the one who originally brought our famed Talosian action figure to a Christmas party. Sing his praises everyone.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter’s newest issue is out.

---Don’t forget the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--At Starfleet’s International Conference, they discussed the revamping of our organization’s handbook. Also how our database is in trouble and that they are working to fix that problem.

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really likes the new First Man movie.

-- Nancy and Ted shared their Cleveland trip experiences. This included seeing Hello Dolly at the Palace Theatre and meeting some of the actors. Also the dining splendor of The Marble Room. The trip also had shopping in the beautiful old Arcade and lunching at another Michael Symon restaurant, Mabel’s. Beautiful views from their room at the restored Drury Hotel too. Shared pictures.

--Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who.

--Patrick brought a photo album of his nature pictures. These are probably professional-level. Stunning.

--Bob and Julie showed pictures of some excellent Ohio holiday excursions, one of them very near the John Glenn house.

--Jon and Nancy shared cute baby stories about his daughter, Ellen, and her grand-nephew, Noah, who is learning how to do the Vulcan Hand Salute.

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby is back in the hospital after injuring his foot.

--Mike Balough is doing OK even though he is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

--This was Lagrange’s 36th Anniversary Dinner. We had a very good time at Portage Lakes and had a gorgeous view of the water….until the storm clouds swept in and whipped up the waves.

Judy brought a lovingly decorated cake and we also had a fun door prize exchange. (see pictures).

 

Next Meeting will be back at Rocco’s and will be on November 27th.

 

 

USS Lagrange News October 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes October 20th, 2018,

Harbor/On Tap Restaurant, Portage Lakes, Akron OH

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Judy Mosser , Jon Dodson, Julie Washington, Bob Swiger, Mike Balough, Patrick Mills

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $274.09. Money that we raised at the GhoulardiFest, was just sent to the Cleveland Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmall— December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: GhoulardiFest—Nancy, Ted, Mike, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie, Kevin all contributed to make this a success for the club’s food bank money raising. $259 was raised ! We must give thanks, also, to the person who donated a large DeForrest Kelly autographed plaque. Another wonderful person took that home for a $100 donation to the Food Bank. As Jon said, “he got the Real McCoy”. Ugh….

Friends of Lagrange also participated in the famous Pizza Eating Contest. Mike Mace came in Second and author, Mike Olszewsky came in Third. Big Chuck and Lil John somehow managed to squeeze in another such contest and costume rev iew at the very cold DeBord Halloween Party.

Karlene sang in the Karaoke contest as well.

Lots of good music, including some played for Nancy and Ted’s anniversary.

While there we saw Claud DeBord, still recuperating from his Halloween Community Party at Derby Downs. He seemed pleased at how it turned out, though they had only a few port-a-potties and barely enough electricity. Lots of room though. Per Jason’s idea, we wondered with him whether Cuyahoga Falls could host this some year in the newly opened-up downtown area. We also brought this up later with one of the city’s councilmen. We’ll see what happens next year.

The big highlight was meeting the daughter of Vincent Price, Victoria. She joined us in a love-fest for her father and told quite a few good stories about him as an actor and also as her father. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Supernatural Convention Nancy and Ted attended this convention, which was a welcome-back to Creation Con to Ohio. That organization has been around for 47 years, and they started off with Star Trek conventions.

This one was devoted to the long-running spooky TV program, Supernatural. Many of the stars were present including Mark Pellegrino and Ruth Connell. Ted was quite taken with Ruth and her Scottish accent.

Rather small con, but was packed with non-stop activities. Everything from sing-along Karaoke night to panels to costume contests. Also the actors ran their own parties and workshops.

Tight-knit group of actors, who while often using salty language, clearly loved each other and the fans.

They said that this was a one-off for Cleveland for this particular con, because there were so many other cities wanting Supernatural to come their way. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival Decorators’ Breakfast. Nancy, Ted, and Karlene Lewallen got up early for this. Nice food and we were welcomed in as veterans of this annual event. They assured us that we have our usual spot in the room, while also having their look of vague anxiety about what we might be bringing in next for decorations.

Went over with them the name of our tree and how we wanted it to be presented. We gave them the card of a local author (see below).

We received a coupon for Joanne Fabrics to help with our costs.

Were given posters to distribute to publicize this important community festival.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday. Mike Savene was also at the GhoulardiFest. He may have gained another vendor with Vicki Stracensky being interested in coming with the book that she and Dick Goddard wrote for children about weather.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door. May not have a theatre chair this year, as Tim Gillespie (former Captain and talented upholsterer does not have a good place to do this work), but we do have many amazing autographed items to go with the tree.

Opening Night Gala November 16th Ted will be wearing a combination of Thanos and Aquaman for his costume on the festival opening night. . Judy and Shari will be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening. Can volunteer or just attend. Dessert Only tickets are relatively affordable.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

Patrick says that he has supported the hospital over the years with tin can recycling donations.

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Tonya and Bubbie will be attending for at least one day.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 5th at 3:00 at Judy’s House (as soon as we announced this, there was a completely un-prompted chorus of “Judy Judy Judy” with the requisite fake Cary Grant accent. ) Sigh….poor Judy.  There will be a showing of either Star Trek TV series or some Trek-based movies on t he big-screen.

Patrick Mills reminded us that he was the one who originally brought our famed Talosian action figure to a Christmas party. Sing his praises everyone.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter’s newest issue is out.

---Don’t forget the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--At Starfleet’s International Conference, they discussed the revamping of our organization’s handbook. Also how our database is in trouble and that they are working to fix that problem.

--Starfleet’s Communique is accepting articles, pictures, etc. for the beginning-of-the-year issue. Deadline is January 6th.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason talked space and science. Really likes the new First Man movie.

-- Nancy and Ted shared their Cleveland trip experiences. This included seeing Hello Dolly at the Palace Theatre and meeting some of the actors. Also the dining splendor of The Marble Room. The trip also had shopping in the beautiful old Arcade and lunching at another Michael Symon restaurant, Mabel’s. Beautiful views from their room at the restored Drury Hotel too. Shared pictures.

--Talked science fiction TV and movies, including Dr. Who.

--Patrick brought a photo album of his nature pictures. These are probably professional-level. Stunning.

--Bob and Julie showed pictures of some excellent Ohio holiday excursions, one of them very near the John Glenn house.

--Jon and Nancy shared cute baby stories about his daughter, Ellen, and her grand-nephew, Noah, who is learning how to do the Vulcan Hand Salute.

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby is back in the hospital after injuring his foot.

--Mike Balough is doing OK even though he is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

--This was Lagrange’s 36th Anniversary Dinner. We had a very good time at Portage Lakes and had a gorgeous view of the water….until the storm clouds swept in and whipped up the waves.

Judy brought a lovingly decorated cake and we also had a fun door prize exchange. (see pictures).

 

Next Meeting will be back at Rocco’s and will be on November 27th.

 

 

USS Lagrange News September 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on October 2, 2018 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes September 25th, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Larry Brainard, Judy Mosser , Tonya and Bubby Halchek and Jay Vitale.

Submitted by Nancy Milford .

In Treasury: Balance this month is $303.09. $247 that we raised at the Bowl-a-thon, was just sent to the Akron Canton Food Bank.

 

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

 

Oddmalls— October 13-14 in Toledo, December 8-9 in Canton. www.oddmall.info

Cleveland Comic Con October 7 and Buckeye Comic Con Nov. 18 -both Jeff Harper Productions https://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Recognition Event. October 24th. RSVP by Oct. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-annual-meeting-and-volunteer-recognition-event-tickets-50690460532

Albany New York Convention https://www.northeasttrekcon.com/

Steel City Con December 7-9 www.steelcitycon.com They have added two more excellent guests.

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Business:

Debriefing: Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Star Wars Movie Concert—Nancy, Ted, and Jason were joined by Nancy’s niece, Emily and her boyfriend Mike and Mike’s mother. Pitched light sabre battles on either side of the hill, the greatest orchestra in the world, and one of our favorite movies helped to cap off Blossom’s 50th Anniversary and the orchestra’s 100th Birthday. Good concert and because the orchestra so superb, we almost forgot that it was down there playing the music for the film. Every time there was a fight in Star Wars, the hill lit up with everyone’s own personal light sabre. Very colorful evening, especially as the great fireworks ended the celebration. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Met Cleveland Food Bank representative at Progressive Field: Nancy and Ted met Sarah from the Food Bank. Turns out that she is a big Trek fan (she has a Vulcan hand salute picture tattooed on her chest). Dropped off one of our flyers with her.

 

Debriefing: Annual Lagrange Picnic on Portage Lakes. Nancy, Ted, Judy, Shari, Debbie Witherby, Mike Balough, Gary Kruger, Jason Kyer, Karlene Lewallen , and Larry Brainard picnicked on the lake and had a wonderful 3-hour tour on a pontoon boat. Thanks to Larry for arranging the shelter and for piloting the boat.

Also thanks to Judy and Shari for getting the cake and for decorating it so beautifully. We had other good food, including cucumber sandwiches, which poor Larry mistook for chocolate cookies. Disappointment !

Hot day, but some of us refreshed ourselves in the lake and later we were treated to sprays from a fountain while we were on the lake. Lots of beautiful scenery, including lovely ladies and gentlemen taking advantage of the sun. (see pictures)

 

Debriefing: Annual Barberton Labor Day Parade We came in 2nd Place in the Most Unusual category. A group with vintage bicycles came in 1st. A child singing ensemble won Best of Parade. Larry’s two wonderful grandchildren, Ella and Charlie, joined Mike B., Nancy, Ted, and Judy in the shuttlecraft. Also there was a lovely exchange student from Italy named Cecilia, who suddenly found herself in a Star Trek uniform and wearing purple beads. Shari rode in the back of the tow vehicle with her dog, who was also wearing a uniform. Hot day, but we survived it. Hamburgers at Hodges afterward. Ted presented our trophy and also medals to the participants. (pictures attached)

 

DeBriefing: OddMall Outpost Store Grand Opening Nancy and Ted checked out this business. A permanent place to find OddMall’s regular artists and crafters. Storytelling (a friend of Nancy’s was a participant), face-painting, cosplay, and music added to the day. They also had a food truck to feed the hungry shoppers. The interesting thing is that it is in an old Assembly of God church. They changed the lettering on the building to “Assembly of Odd”. It is located on Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. See the Oddmall link above for more info.

 

Debriefing: Odd Mall Rubber City Rumble at Derby Downs Nancy and Ted attended this in even more hot temperatures. Poor turn-out and the fact that the city did not come through with promises to OddMall meant that that will be the last one at that location. Some good loot was brought home nonetheless.

 

Debriefing: Shatner Tour at the Akron Civic Theatre: Nancy, Ted, Judy (and 2 of her children) attended this event. Also ran into Lagrange alum, Robin Hershey. Robin and Ted had VIP seats in the front, but the rest were up in upper balcony with one of the theatre ghosts. Some attendees wore uniforms and the packed audience were enthusiastic and showed appreciation during the screening of The Wrath of Khan. Much applause and emotion shown.

Afterwards was an hour-long Q&A with Mr. Shatner. Aided somewhat by a Cleveland DJ named Bill Lewis, our noble captain answered submitted questions in his usual long rambling and entertaining way. He told about being pulled over by police while still wearing one of his costumes and also about pulling jokes on the DeForrest Kelley. He also spoke about his beloved horses and his daughters. Apparently those little scamps made him pretend that he saw a gremlin while on an airplane trip together.

Occasionally a little incoherent, but always thoughtful and funny. Must be remembered that he is 87 years old.

Following that portion of the evening, the VIPs got to have a photo op and got to speak to the man of the evening. Ted shared his photo. (see attached)

Be warned: William Shatner has a new book out, as well as upcoming CDs—one is country western and one is for Christmas called “Shatner Claus”.

Beautiful old theatre.

 

October 12-14. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest, and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

 

GhoulardiFest is moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

Also,…big news…Victoria Price (daughter of the famous actor, Vincent) will be appearing on Friday. Don’t want to miss that !

This is what we decided to do: Be at GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank. Nancy and Ted will be going to Supernatural Convention on Friday night and all-day Saturday, but will be at Ghoulardifest the rest of the time. So far, we have Karlene, Kevin, and Sean to man the table at the GhoulardiFest, but would like to have more if possible. Sounds like Bubby and his friend might be interested. Ted has contacted the Fest and they will be giving us 2 tables. Will have plenty of room.

Weather being uncertain, dress in layers .

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs. Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Jason reported that he will not be able to help with any of the above, as he will be either working or gambling. He was teased that any winnings would be sure to go to the food bank.

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

 

This will be our October Meeting ! USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Made reservation for upstairs for 12 people. Please let us know if you plan to join us at this lovely venue. New management and they have enlarged their space. There will be cake and door prizes. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. Decorating Day. Novemb er 13th. Sounds like Nancy, Ted, Judy and Larry will be helping with this. This is in the Akron Convention Center and our tree will be in the same location in the room as last year. Dress in layers, just in case it is cold, because we will be near the door.

We need to decide what Ted will be wearing for the festival opening night. He usually wears an attention-getting costume. Judy and Shari may be volunteering then too. See the link about this fun evening.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Steel City Con in December. Nancy and Ted will be attending for at least one day.

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Region One’s online newsletter has a deadline of October 1st for submissions.

--Mentioned the Northeast Trek Convention that is listed above. It is being run by fellow Starfleet members. Looks to have some good guests.

--Since we have a new Starfleet member(Bubby) we talked about how it is different now and what he should expect in his email in his membership package.

 

The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Jason gave a review of the new Magnum P.I. series. He liked it.

--Watched some of the season premiere of NCIS.

--Talked to Tonya about future events.

--Shared picture of Ted’s birthday greeting at Progressive Field. It said “Happy Birthday Ted Bronko. Live Long and Prosper” for all the world to see. (see attached). He also had a Vulcan hand salute on his birthday cake. Lots of frosting !

--Talked about the beautiful new trains on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Line. Hoping that Larry (who is a brakeman) can tell us more about these romantic vintage trains next time.

--Nancy showed some of the Emmy Creative Arts Ceremony, where they had a wonderful wonderful tribute to Star Trek. Lots of actors from the various series were there, as well as many of the creative people behind the scenes. William Shatner accepted the award on all of their behalves. Follow the link to see it. Not to be missed ! http://www.emmys.com/video/2018-creative-arts-emmys-tribute-star-trek

--Karlene reported on Mike Witherby, still in rehab and is feeling mighty poorly.

--Mike Balough is not feeling well either. He is undergoing radiation treatments again for his cancer.

 

Next Meeting will be our Anniversary Dinner mentioned above.

We will be deciding about our Annual Holiday Party at that time.

Don’t go to Rocco’s in October for a meeting.

 


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